Universal Going Blu-ray By Summer
The studio will start pumping out high-def titles in the upcoming months.
“Doomsday” will be Universal’s first Blu-ray title. Photo: © 2008 Uniervsal/Rogue Pictures.
April 17, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

From the what-took-you-so-long category, Universal Studios just announced that it will soon release new titles on Blu-ray, as well as standard DVD.

The first title will be the sci-fi thriller, “Doomsday.”

It’s not exactly the title everyone has been clamoring for, but The Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) says that 40 additional titles will come before the end of the year. Those will include summer’s highly anticipated reincarnation of “The Incredible Hulk” with Edward Norton, the musical “Mamma Mia,” Angelina Jolie’s “Wanted,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army,” and the next installation of “The Mummy” series with Brendan Fraser.

Older titles coming include “40 Year-Old Virgin,” “Miami Vice,” “American Gangster,” “U-571,” and the other two “Mummy” movies.

Universal was one of the top forces behind the now defunct HD DVD format.

Update: According to Universal, “Heroes: Season Two” will be the first Universal Blu-ray release, coming August 26. “Doomsday” will be the studio’s first new theatrical release.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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